Sunday, May 6, 2012

Old Fashioned Pound Cake

As part of my women's club group, our club is bringing snack items to the fire department in the town we live in.  It is our way to thank them for their dedicated service to our community.  We are doing this throughout the month.  I decided to make a pound cake.

This recipe came from a 1980 Annual Recipe Book from Southern Living.  I didn't want to make my normal recipe for pound cake so I found this.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition.  Stir in vanilla and lemon flavorings.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done (a toothpick inserted comes out clean).  Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely.

Also, just a note, if you bring a food of any kind to a group it is always a good idea to make a label listing the ingredients.  This helps anyone who has any type of food allergy to know what is in the food.

I apologize for not taking a picture of the cake when it came out of the oven.  I wanted to get the cake to the firehouse while it was still warm.

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